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Here's What to do With Your Leftover Ham Bones: Soup!

  • 2 Hours
  • 8-10 Servings
  • stove
  • beginner

Here at Snake River Farms, we let nothing go to waste, not even ham bones! Throw them into a pot along with our Kurobuta bacon, some veggies and spices and you’ll have yourself a classic bowl of ham bone soup.


  • Ham Bone Soup

    • 1 Snake River Farms Kurobuta Ham bone Buy Now +
    • 6 slices Snake River Farms Bacon (chopped) Buy Now +
    • 12 oz bag of baby carrots
    • 12 oz bag of Brussels sprouts
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 3 cups pinto beans, soaked overnight
    • 2 Anaheim peppers, chopped
    • 3 russet potatoes, cubed
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 2 tablespoons tangy hot sauce


Ham Bone Soup

  • Get out a large pot and place it over medium high heat. Cook the bacon until crisp and remove it from the pot.

    10 minutes
  • Use the bacon grease to cook the onion, peppers and baby carrots until they soften, still using medium high heat. Add garlic and cook until very fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.

    5 minutes
  • Break the ham bone into two or three pieces if possible. (The recipe will work with a whole bone if you don’t have a way to create pieces.) If there is some meat attached to the bone, even better. You can also add additional diced ham to make a meatier soup.

    1 minute
  • Add 7-8 cups of water to the mix and the salt. Bring to a boil with high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes.

    30 minutes
  • Add the beans and potatoes. Simmer for another 35-40 minutes.

    40 minutes
  • Finally, add the and Brussels sprouts and simmer for a final 30 minutes.

    30 minutes
  • Add the pepper, hot sauce, pepper flakes, crisp bacon and more salt to taste. Serve.

    5 minutes